The band alt-J has announced a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, An Awesome Wave. Starting in March of 2023, each show on the tour will feature a full performance of the album for the first time in the US. Earlier this year, the band celebrated the album’s anniversary with a worldwide digital concert event and exclusive new podcast series.
On the latest addition to that celebration, the band says:
It’s been such a great year promoting both The Dream and An Awesome Wave’s 10th anniversary that we have decided to extend the party into 2023. We are delighted to announce a run of AAW anniversary shows in the US in March where we will play the album in full for the first time in America. We hope you can join us.
Alt-J also celebrated the 10th anniversary of An Awesome Wave with a new podcast series presented by music journalist and radio host Jenny Eliscu. Things Will Get Better – An alt-J Podcast sees the British band discussing their early days as university students. It delves into how they came together and found their sound through newly unearthed demo recordings, insights into the making of An Awesome Wave, new interviews with former bassist Gwil Sainsbury and Producer Charlie Andrew, and more. All five episodes of Things Will Get Better – An alt-J Podcast are out now.
We were asked so often how we felt about the ten year anniversary of An Awesome Wave, and how we planned to celebrate it, that we realized we didn’t exactly know. So we made a podcast to find out. ‘Things Will Get Better’ is a journey from the formation of the band to the release of our debut album, and features us exploring our old haunts in Leeds, listening to long-lost demos and chatting to Gwil Sainsbury and our producer Charlie Andrew. We loved reminiscing about those days, sharing our individual memories and taking some time to reflect with gratitude on the album that changed our lives more than any other.
13 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater